Reality Check

MMIT Reality Check on Epilepsy (Jan 2020)

January 24, 2020

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for epilepsy treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for epilepsy treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for epilepsy treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, almost 31% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: In January 2020, the FDA approved Neurelis, Inc.’s Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as an acute treatment of intermittent, stereotypic episodes of frequent seizure activity that are different from usual seizure patterns in people at least 6 years old with epilepsy.

MMIT Reality Check on Prostate Cancer (Jan 2020)

January 17, 2020

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for prostate cancer treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for prostate cancer treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for prostate cancer treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, almost half of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: In December 2019, the FDA granted another indication to Xtandi (enzalutamide) for the treatment of men with metastatic castrationsensitive prostate cancer.

MMIT Reality Check on Cystic Fibrosis (Jan 2020)

January 10, 2020

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for cystic fibrosis treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for cystic fibrosis treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for cystic fibrosis treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, almost 45% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) modulators (Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ Trikafta, Symdeko, Orkambi and Kalydeco) are the first type of CF therapy to treat the root cause of the disease rather than the symptoms. Although costly, these therapies have made a large impact on market value.

MMIT Reality Check on Growth Hormone Deficiency (Jan 2020)

January 3, 2020

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for growth hormone deficiency treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for growth hormone deficiency treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for growth hormone deficiency treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, more than 63% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: As more growth hormone products become available, payers have even more tactics available to them to manage this specialty class. In particular, payers can manage their unit costs for these therapies by contracting with manufacturers to prefer products.

MMIT Reality Check on Ovarian Cancer (Dec 2019)

December 27, 2019

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for ovarian cancer treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for ovarian cancer treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for ovarian cancer treatments shows that under the medical benefit, almost 46% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: Most products are limited by their policies for treatment at specific stages of ovarian cancer. This may not remain true as we see clinical trials proving that targeted therapies can provide improvement earlier in the disease cycle and during the maintenance phase.

MMIT Reality Check on Migraine (Dec 2019)

December 20, 2019

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for migraine treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

According to our recent payer coverage analysis for migraine treatments, combined with news from key healthcare influencers, market access is shifting in this drug landscape.

To help make sense of this new research, MMIT’s team of experts analyzes the data and summarizes the key findings for you. The following are brief highlights. To read the full piece, including payer coverage, drug competition and prescriber trends, click here.

Payer Coverage: A review of market access for migraine treatments shows that under the pharmacy benefit, almost 47% of the lives under commercial formularies are covered with utilization management restrictions.

Trends: New oral medications for acute migraine — Eli Lilly and Co.’s Reyvow (lasmiditan), Allergan’s ubrogepant and Biohaven Pharmaceuticals’ CGRP antagonist rimegepant — likely won’t shake up formulary coverage for a condition that’s largely treated by generic triptan medications, pharmacy benefit experts say.